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  • Cardiff wins Swansea Open

    Cardiff wins Swansea Open

    The team ‘Made in the Diff’ (Becky Wesson and Emma Meadows, Cardiff) won the Swansea Open.  They managed to win the final from Opening Opposition defeating ‘Swing B’ (Ieuan Skinner and Angus Rome, Swansea) in Opening Government, ‘Nid yw’n wir …

    Vom 09. Feb 2018 um 15:51

News of debating clubs

Training Weekend in Paris took place

Training Weekend in Paris took place

Last weekend, on the 3rd and 4th of February 2018, the Debate Training Weekend in Paris took place. It was organised by the Scottish EUDC Training Team, namely Chief Adjudicator of the upcoming Scottish EUDC 2018 Olivia Sundberg Diez in …

07. Feb 2018

KCL win Birmingham IV

KCL win Birmingham IV

Congratulations to ‘KCL Straits of Malaca’ (Alberto Polimeni and Joel Richardson) for winning the Birmingham IV! They won the final from Opening Government defeating ‘Too early for a midlife crisis’ (Dean Foley, Manchester, and Matthew Oldham, former Lancaster) in Opening …

11. Dec 2017

Cardiff/Hull Alumni win Exeter Open

Cardiff/Hull Alumni win Exeter Open

Congratulations to ‘CARDs for our HULLish EXEs’ (Alex Harris, formerly Hull, and Craig McDonald, formerly Cardiff) for winning the Exeter Open. They won the final on the motion: ‘This House prefers a world without Romantic Love’ from Opening Government, defeating …

10. Dec 2017

Kazan wins Moscow Open

Kazan wins Moscow Open

The team Varvara (Maxim Raschupkin, Mikhail Shuganov) from Kazan has won the final of the Moscow Open 2017 from Opening Government on the Motion “THBT democratic states should ban and block all media outlets believed to undermine democratic values”. They …

09. Dec 2017

Oxford wins Newcastle IV 2017

Oxford wins Newcastle IV 2017

Oxford TS (Andrew Seow and Teck Wei Tan) won the Newcastle IV 2017 from Closing Opposition on the motion “This house supports the increasing secularisation of the world”. The Newcastle IV 2017 took place on 25th and 26th November 2017. …

05. Dec 2017

USA Red wins EurOpen World Schools tournament

USA Red wins EurOpen World Schools tournament

The EurOpen 2017 (taking place 9.11.-15.11.) was won by USA Red (Ella Michaels, Piper Doyle, Emily Grantham) from Opposition on the motion “THBT capitalism does more harm than good for women’s liberation“. The final was judged by Anna England Kerr as chair together with …

04. Dec 2017

Cambridge wins the Cork IV

Cambridge wins the Cork IV

Cambridge (Alasdair Donovan and Matt Hazell) won the Cork IV 2017 from Closing Government on the motion From behind a veil of ignorance, THW rather be born in the City of Omelas than a city in this world where you would …

04. Dec 2017

WUDC council 2018: Resolution summary

WUDC council 2018: Resolution summary

During this year’s WUDC in Mexico the council met once again, discussing a series of changes. Editor Jan-Gunther Gosselke was live at the meeting and summarised the most relevant results.

Vom 05. Feb 2018 um 14:40

“Because you’re all so incredibly nice!” – Memories of WUDC 2013 (Part 2)

“Because you’re all so incredibly nice!” – Memories of WUDC 2013 (Part 2)

It’s been five years since the first WUDC in Germany took place. Teams from all over the world met in Berlin to determine the best debaters in the world. But how was it for the volunteers and organisers? Read more …

Vom 22. Jan 2018 um 20:52

“A mixture of a summer camp, UN-simulation and Gulag” – Memories of WUDC 2013 (Part 1)

"A mixture of a summer camp, UN-simulation and Gulag" - Memories of WUDC 2013 (Part 1)

It’s been five years since the first WUDC in Germany took place. Teams from all over the world met in Berlin to determine the best debaters in the world. But how was it for the volunteers and organisers? We have …

Vom 19. Jan 2018 um 13:33

Harvard, Oxford and Comillas are the champions for 2018

Harvard, Oxford and Comillas are the champions for 2018

The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) 2018 in Mexico, which took place 28.12.17-04.01.18, are concluded and the champions for the three language categories have emerged. Open Champion is Harvard, ESL-Champion is Oxford and EFL-Champion is Comillas. The finals were hosted …

Vom 08. Jan 2018 um 14:50

WUDC 2018 – The Break

WUDC 2018 - The Break

Once again the anglophone World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) took place during the turn of the year. This year’s location was Mexico City. The tournament started the 27.12.17 and ended the 04.01.18. After nine preliminary rounds the teams breaking to …

Vom 07. Jan 2018 um 13:36 mit 2 Kommentaren

Scottish EUDC Launches Training Website

Scottish EUDC Launches Training Website

It is not uncommon for major tournaments to host training programmes, as Duncan Crowe, one of the main organizers of the Scottish EUDC training series, puts it. However, the effort invested in the Scottish EUDC training series has been exceptional …

Vom 29. Nov 2017 um 11:02

About Life, Debating And How To Become A Better Debater – An interview with Owen Mooney

About Life, Debating And How To Become A Better Debater - An interview with Owen Mooney

A few days ago, we interviewed the magnificient Owen Mooney, current EUDC champion. We asked him some questions about his debating development and which advice he would give to novices and debaters who seek to become better. Enjoy some funny …

Vom 08. Nov 2017 um 10:00Comments Off on About Life, Debating And How To Become A Better Debater – An interview with Owen Mooney

“It’s actually a cool story” – An interview with the México WUDC 2018 convenors

"It’s actually a cool story" - An interview with the México WUDC 2018 convenors

Some weeks ago, we interviewed David Alatorre and Montserrat Legorreta, convenors of México WUDC 2018. This week, we can finally present you the results with tons of information – whether it’s about the Masters’ Competition, the Socials, Livestreams, México Open, …

Vom 11. Oct 2017 um 13:45Comments Off on “It’s actually a cool story” – An interview with the México WUDC 2018 convenors

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